Michelle Prashad, MCAP

Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Counselor specializing in the treatment of many disorders ranging from children and families, marriage or couples therapy to addiction disorders. I am skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental and emotional disorders. This is my passion and I strongly believe that I can touch the lives of all those I come in contact with in some small way.
My Masters in Educational Psychology concentrated on the school systems and Special Education needs. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan USA. Masters in Mental Health Counseling completed at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, USA.
I completed my internship at University Hospital Pavilion in Ft. Lauderdale, where I managed individual cases, conducted group therapy as part of a team. I supported patients with anger management techniques, impulse control, and functional living skills. I applied an eclectic approach to therapy using various techniques that include psychodynamic, family systems and cognitive behavioral.
I lectured at School of Accounting and Management in Business Psychology and Sociology for students reading for a Bachelor's degree. I am a certified and license Administrator for an Assisted Living Facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. In my current position in substance abuse, clients are supported to explore their addiction in a non-judgemental manner.

I am currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Barry University where the direction of my professional life will change. The completion of this program will facilitate my future goals of teaching and advocating for those in need but is restricted.

I am carefree, kind, enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and people. I respect life and understand that "I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine." (Fritz Perls).


  • Nova Southeastern University
    • Degree Name Mental Health Counseling
    • Field Of Study Counseling Psychology
    • Dates attended or expected graduation 2010 – 2013
    • Theoretical and training in Marriage and Family Therapy, Group therapy, Human sexuality, Substance abuse and adolescent and Child Development.
  • Barry University
    • Degree Name PhD
    • Field Of Study Mental Health Counseling with Speialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Grade Current Student
    • Dates attended or expected graduation 2017 – 2018
    • The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. This program is CACREP-accredited. As a graduate of the PhD in Counseling program, I will possess competency in providing professional services and have the skills necessary to evaluate research relevant to the profession. I will be able to understand diverse cultural practices, in addition to examine social practices, institutions, hospitals, private practices and other social sites.
  • Andrews University
    • Degree Name M.a
    • Field Of Study Educational Psychology
    • Dates attended or expected graduation 2005 – 2008
    • Masters of Art: Educational Psychology
    • Specialized in School Psychology. Program development for school population. Treatment of conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder and behavior intervention.
  • Andrews University
    • Degree Name M.a Educational Psychology
    • Field Of Study Psychology
    • Dates attended or expected graduation 2005 – 2008

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